A day in the life of…Kia Alvani, ABP Commercial Apprentice, Humber

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My name is Kia, I’m in the 1st year of a 2 year Level 4 Commercial Apprenticeship at Associated British Ports, training with Encompass Group.  

This is an excellent role if you enjoy problem solving and engaging with people, as it teaches many transferable skills.

This apprenticeship provides me with a broad range of experience and is a hybrid between sales, marketing and analysis. Kia Alvani ABP Commercial Apprentice, Humber

I work day-to-day within a team of Commercial Managers, Business Development Managers, Projects Managers, Commercial Analysts and a Sustainable Development Manager; this provides me with lots of learning experiences!

Procurement is a key role within the logistics sector in terms of managing supply chains. The process of procurement includes preparation of processing of a product or service as well as the end receipt.

I am currently completing a CIPS qualification. This is procurement related but is very relevant to the commercial department due to the content focus on commercial contracting and commercial negotiation, the course also studies defining business needs, purchase planning, supplier research, value analysis, price negotiation – all of which will prepare me for the future within the commercial team here at ABP.

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